International sting on the ‘world’s biggest fraudsters paradise’ stealing YOUR passwords: Criminal ‘online market’ where hackers flog bank, eBay, Amazon and Facebook log-ins for as little as 50p is shut down. How to find out if YOU have been targeted
An ‘Amazon for crime‘ online marketplace selling millions of sets of stolen personal information for 56p each has been blown open by UK and international investigators.
A sting on the site – which was called Genesis Market – unfolded last night and saw raids on users across the globe.
It was led by the FBI and Dutch police forces and 17 other countries, including the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), which made 24 arrests in and around Grimsby.
Around the world, about 120 people were arrested and more than 200 searches were carried out. Genesis had 80million sets of credentials available for sale and two million victims.
They included …